Melissa McCarthy’s got more than a starring role in her new comedy Life of the Party, she also wrote the movie alongside her husband, Ben Falcone, who in turn directed it.
"I did not know how much they love to improvise. I’ve never worked with this group before, and they’re a formidable group of people," she says. "And then, there’s Melissa. I was just really overwhelmed with how much improv-ing they did and how much you have to shove your way in there."
She admits as the new girl of the group and playing the bad guy she was a little restrained at first. But added, “I think I did my job. I made a very hate-able person.”
Life of the Party is in theaters today.
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